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Workout Recap - Week of April 14, 2019

April 20, 2019

On the plus side, I kept my commitment to make up for getting out of cycle on my weekend challenges.  On the minus side, my quads wish to die at the moment, and they aren't going to be granted their wish.  I find myself reminded of the fact that I don't think I've ever had a massage that didn't come courtesy of either my own hands or rolling on top of an inanimate object.  I make do with what I've got, of course, but I could sure go for some third-party squeezing at the moment.

Monday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 7 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 10 (pass)

Skin-the-cats - 1 set of 6 (pass)

 

Bonus: none

 

Off the top of my head, I'm not entirely sure why I delayed this workout by a day.  I probably got too caught up in some trifling yet tedious matters on Sunday.  At any rate, this did represent a step towards getting better with skin-the-cats.  I doubt I do them as cleanly as an elite gymnast would, but that's probably not a fair standard to use for someone who spends most of his life sitting in front of screens.

 

Tuesday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 6 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 8 (pass)

Skin-the-cats - 2 sets of 5 (pass)

 

Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps

 

(Edited April 28, 2019) I'd messed up the rep count for the skin-the-cats.  It should've been 2 sets of 5, not 2 sets of 7.

 

Thursday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

100 Burpees

 

Time = 12:00

 

Bonus: none

 

Thus did I finally get around to making up for putting this off.  As you can see, my completion time was notably short of my usual standards.  I'm not going to make any excuses for that.  Instead, I'm going to look forward to the fact that doing it so late into the month means that it'll only be a short while before I get a chance to redeem myself.

 

Friday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges

 

Time = 7:30

 

Bonus: 2 sets of 10 push ups

 

Not quite as good as I did in February, but better than I did in March.  Given that it came on the heels of doing a hundred burpees on the previous day, I'll take that trade.

 

Saturday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

One-armed Push Ups, feet together - 1 set of 11, each side (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 1 set of 8, each side (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 1 set of 7, each side (pass)

 

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 half-Aztec push ups

 

Honestly, I had wanted to do another weekend challenge workout here, but I was just too sore from the last two to give it a fair shot, plus I had to push my workout time back a couple of hours due to a late change of plans.  That all said, I'll still get to it on Sunday to keep up with getting my challenge workout cycle back on track by doing three of them in four days.

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